Sedation Dentistry
in Athens, TX

Blake M. Vincent, DDS in Athens, TX understands what it’s like for someone to experience anxiety or have a severe dental phobia. That’s why we offer gentle and individualized treatments, along with sedation dentistry to help you relax.

If you’ve ever felt nervous or scared about seeing the dentist, you’re not alone.

Reasons to Consider Dental Sedation

Our patients request sedation dentistry in Athens, Texas for a number of different, personal reasons. Here are just a few:

  • Complete more treatment or larger procedures in just one appointment
  • Overcome phobia or previous negative experiences
  • Individuals with special needs, who are unable to sit through a routine procedure
  • Being able to “tune out” what’s going on
  • Requiring minor oral surgery, such as dental implant placement or an extraction

What to Expect

Depending on the type of dental sedation that you’re choosing, it’s likely that you will need to have someone escort you to and from the appointment. Milder sedatives such as nitrous oxide (laughing gas) wear off much quicker, allowing you to drive yourself home afterward.

Moderate dental sedation typically involves a prescription medication taken just before your scheduled procedure. Most people feel like they’re napping or dreaming, but you’ll still be conscious enough to answer simple questions. The sedative can take a few hours to completely wear off, giving us more than enough time to complete your procedure. Plus, dental sedation often creates an amnesic effect, where you typically won’t remember anything about the treatment!

Your Choice for Family and Sedation Dentistry in Athens

Blake M. Vincent, DDS provides quality restorative and therapeutic dentistry for all ages. Whether you’re looking for a family dentist in Athens or want to learn more about sedation options to help you overcome your fear of the dentist, we’re happy to help! Contact our practice today to make you or your child’s next appointment with us.